Vienna - Martin Füllenbach has started his role as chairman of the management board (CEO) of Semperit AG Holding as of 1 June, the Austrian rubber company has announced.
The new-look management board also includes chief financial officer Frank Gumbinger and Michele Melchiorre, who is chief operating officer.
Prior to joining Semperit, Füllenbach was CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vakuum in Cologne and a member of the group management board of OC Oerlikon in Switzerland.
Commenting on his role at Semperit, the new CEO said he was "particularly fascinated" by the company’s roots, which go back almost 200 years.
"I am looking forward to contributing my experience to the company and thus to successfully continue to develop such a famous and traditional company in cooperation with my colleagues in a currently challenging market and company situation,“ he added.
As chairman of the management board, Füllenbach is responsible for the medical and industrial sectors as well as for communications, compliance, corporate development & strategy and human resources.